Every homeowner has had to deal with plumbing issues. From leaky faucets to clogged drains and floods there are a number of things that can go wrong with your pipes. Despite how common these issues are, the majority of homeowners are unaware of what the warning signs of trouble.
1. Dripping Faucets
A common issue that many homes have are leaky faucets in the bathroom or kitchen. Many choose to ignore this issue because they may not view it as severe. But, leaving it to continuously leak can be disastrous e are.
That’s why, we’ve outlined the most common plumbing issues that suggest homeowners need to intervene.
Not only can a dripping faucet be annoying to listen to if there is a constant stream, but it can actually cost you money. That’s because the constant drip of water means your water is running at all hours of the day which is driving up your water bill. If you have this issue in your home you should consider contacting a professional plumber to fix the issue. A plumber will be able to detect what is causing the leak and then work to resolve it.
2. Low Water Pressure
If you live in a home where the water steam never seems to be fast or full, your home is likely suffering from low water pressure. Low water pressure is a concerning issues which could indicate there is something wrong with your pipes. In this case, it is best to call in a professional to determine the exact cause.
3. Running Water
Running water most often occurs to the toilet in a home. If a toilet is affected by running water it will likely sound as if there is a constant stream running through it. This could be something as simple as an issue with the toilets flapper, or a more complex problem with the toilets inner parts. To determine this, it is best to call a professional to examine the toilet an suggest what the best option is for fixing it.
4. Clogged Drains
Having something stuck in your drain can cause severe damage to your home. If you’ve tried to get rid of the clog using a standard plunger and still can’t get water down you should call in a professional immediately. A plumber will have all of the necessary tools to help de-clog your drain and be able to get the water flowing through it again.
5. No Hot Water
If your home doesn’t have hot water, chances are there is an issue with the water heater. Most water heaters have a lifespan of 10 – 12 years and can stop working at the end of it. This means if you are having hot water issues, your water heater is likely at the end of its lifespan. You should contact a plumber immediately to have a look at your water heater and determine if you will need to replace the entire model or simply have it repaired.
6. Sump Pump Issues
Sump pump issues are some of the most devastating for a homeowner to deal with. Sump pump failures can lead to flooding, mold, mildew, leaks and so much more. To avoid suffering from a sump pump malfunction you should have it serviced by a professional plumber regularly. This means, a professional will come to inspect the pump for possible damage and clear it of any debris or blockage that can cause it to stop working.